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CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 10:00am EST
required on all firearm purchases instead of the fractions of sales that get done today. 408% of u.s. gun sales are by private sellers who are not required to perform background checks. you can be a three-time convicted felon, a serial domestic abuser, severely mentally ill, or even on a terrorist watch list and still go to a gun show or go on the internet and buy whatever gun you want. the american people want to strengthen their bases to prevent the mentally ill from buying gun. but over a million disqualifying mental health records are still missing from states. 10 states have failed to flag a single person as mentally ill. and 17 states list less than 100 people. miles per hour people want to see assault weapons bans reinstated and large capacity ammunition clps banned to keep dangerous ammunition out of the hands of mad men. let's face it. when you put a 30-round clip in an assault weapon, you are not protecting your home. you are not hunting deer, you are hunting people. we have hid from this fight for too long. for too long we have used politics and the second amendment to cover up
FOX News
Dec 18, 2012 8:00am PST
of the u.s. what it could mean for holiday travel as millions get ready for christmas. >>> the latest on the investigation in newtown, connecticut. we'll talk with a former fbi investigator about what law enforcement is doing to address the many still-unanswered questions can. jenna: welcome back, everyone. extreme weather moving through parts of the country today. you have high winds and mountain snow hitting portland, oregon. that's what you're seeing on your screen. also colorado, utah, wyoming bracing for several feet of snow. meteorologist maria molina from the fox news weather center. >> jenna, good to see you. not just out west but we expect the same snowstorm to track eastward and produce snow across parts of central plains, upper great lakes and eventually rainfall across the east coast. we have a couple of days we'll track the storm system to produce all kinds of travel headaches for anyone doing traveling coming up with christmas already around the corner. some of you will see a white christmas thanks to the snowstorm tracking east. we have snowlingering across parts of wes
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
the appropriate treatment. funding for mental health care in the u.s. has been slashed for decades. down almost $2 billion since 2009. maryland's funding down 4%. ken ullman critical of the cuts. >> i think that mental health has been something that has not gotten the support and resources that it needs. there is a lot of troubled folks out there. we have a culture of violence and, you know, you never know what gets in the head of somebody who is not well. >> reporter: over the years many institutions for the mentally ill have disappeared leaving more families to deal with sick children at home. >> mental health problems affect one in ten children. >> reporter: maryland's first lady has made educating parents about their options a priority. but advocates say mental health care needs appropriate funding to prevent another sandy hook. >> what is happening now is going to be rippled throughout our communities for years to come if we don't address it now. >> reporter: despite the cuts to funding, maryland is on the forefront of some pilot programs for mental health care and ranked one of the best in t
FOX News
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
will not testify for now.ecovering from that concussion. john bolton, former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. and fox news contributor and good morning to you. >> good morning. bill: tell me about this review board, what do they do, who is a part of this? >> it was appointed by the state department itself to look into the incident at benghazi. this is a standard procedure. i'm sure they have written a thorough report but it will not be the end of the controversy. bill: why would it not be if it is a thorough report. >> the people did the appointing are the people who did the questions. i don't think the conclusions will necessarily withstand scrutiny. they could cover three main areas. one, why did the stated department reject continued requests for enhanced security for before september the 11th? number two, could we have done more to protect our people during the attack. and numb 3, who came up with this ridiculous story that the whole thing was provoked by the mohammed video. bill: you think you get answers to all three in a review like this. >> you have the capability of it, i do? >> this is not
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm EST
in on a budget deal to stop the u.s. from going over the fiscal cliff. home buildings haven't felt this confident in 6.5 years just before the housing bubble burst. a trade group says buildings are enjoying the best market since the housing boom. friday's mass shooting at a connecticut elementary school has one sporting good chain suspending sales of rifles nationwide. dick's sporting good is removing all guns on display. the gunman used a military style rifle in the shootings. >>> good news for greece. raised the credit rating by 6 notches. other european union countries are committed to keeping greece. >>> instagram says it has a right to sell your photos. expressing outrage on twitter and sites. instagram claims the right to sell photos to advertisers without payment or notification. there's no way to opt out unless you close your account by january 16th. that's your money watch. cbs money watch.com. >> coming up at 4:00, toyota troubles the multi million dollar fine levied by the government. >>> the strongest northwest storm of the season roars into washington state. the mess it left behind.
FOX News
Dec 18, 2012 3:00am PST
with cash for alaska andine cuba. that's coming up. ♪ [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. >> brian: last thing you want to see is extreme weather extreme waste by the government. that's what we are getting in the last hurricane sandy relief bill . >> gretchen: only a traction is dedicated. the rest goes to government projects that have nothing to do with the storm. how can that be? councilman, why is alaska fisheries getting $150 and u.s. bases. >> we have a spending cap and under the budget agreement the government it except in cases of emergency. this is epped run around the budget process . we don't just have fisheries. we have amtrak subsidy for 366 million. and that is in addition to the subsidies we give them and only 23 million
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
: to me, the most irresponsible comment came on tv yesterday by a u.s. senator dianne feinstein who is rushing to resurrect a bill on gun control. the most responsible set of comments came from the n.r.a. which said at the beginning when the events begin unfolding on tv let's wait for all the facts to come in. i'm calling as a former v.a. homeless outreach worker in rest l.a. one third of america's homeless are military veterans. every one of them could be off the street with mental health problems and so forth if the v.a. would process the claims that have been four and a half years delayed. we sue the v.a. in the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals in may of last year. the government under obama and holder appealed that win before the three justices panel in may of last year to the full court which set aside our victory and veterans are now back to square one with no mental health issues from a v.a. under a former four-star army general who refuses to process our benefits claim. host: ok. here is paul on twitter. my question is how will balm care -- obama care address the shortage
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 1:00am EST
of the national press club. secretary panetta will discuss the fed's policy and the challenges facing the u.s. military. who -- discusses defense policy and challenges facing the u.s. military. ♪ >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with >> obesity in this country is nothing short of a public health crisis. >> it is only when somebody had their own agenda. >> so much influence. >> i think they serve as a window on the path to what was going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief confidante. >> many of the women were writers, journalists. they wrote books. >> they were more interesting as human beings in many cases than their husbands, if only because they are not first and form of reform most defined by political ambitions. >> dolly madison loves every minute of the. monroe hated it. >> you cannot rule without including what women want and what women have. you could not. >> breathless and too much looking down and it was a little too fast. not enough change of pace. >> yes, ma'am. >> she wrote in her memoir that she may never -- that she never made a dec
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
judge has denied a request by apple to ban the sales of dozens of samsung phones in the u.s. the request came after a jury ruled 26 samsung phones infringed upon apple's pattens. their sale would be harsh, because the copy from apple is a small portion of the phone's functionality. >>> and a computer hacker has been sentenced to ten years in prison. christopher cheney tapped into the personal e-mails of dozens of others, mostly in the entertainment industry. johansson told the judge she had been humiliated. >>> finally, take it from me. do not look down. the world's highest, and thus, scariest pedestrian bridge, has opened in the swiss alps. >> no way. >> it is three feet wide. it is suspended 1,500 feet above a glacier. visibility, so poor on opening day. >> why? >> they say you couldn't see what was under your feet. perhaps the most unused bridge in human history is there. >> at least by our team. >> no to and from. >> wherever it needs to go, i hope you don't need anything over there. >> someone has a special assignment coming up. >>> we turn to what may be a major breakthrough in the
CNN
Dec 18, 2012 2:00am PST
? this is big news. >>> u.s. stock futures are up this morning. markets ended sharply higher yesterday on all optimism that a fiscal cliff deal could come by the end of the year. christine romans is here right now minding our business this morning. she's looking at some of the fallout in the gun industry in the wake of these connecticut school shootings. >> interesting story breaking this morning. cerberus capital management, a private equity firm, making direct investments in companies, investors do, you have teachers, pension funds invest in private equity. listen carefully. cerberus owns freedom group. which owns bushmaster, the company that made the assault rifle that police say was used to kill all of those children and six teachers. this morning, cerberus capital management is saying it will hire someone to try to sell its freedom group company, to sell bushmaster, to sell the company that made that rifle. this is what they say basically. it is apparent that the sandy hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level. it is n
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
to represent the nation's second largest state in the u.s. senate. kay came to washington ready to work. she established herself early on as a leader on transportation and nasa and as a fighter for lower taxes and smaller, smarter government. kay won a claim as an advocate for science and competitiveness, helped secure bipartisan support for the landmark america competes act, and she became known throughout the state for the close attention she paid to constituents. shortly after her election to the senate, kay began a tradition imitated by many others since of holding weekly constituent meetings over coffee whenever the senate's in session. the groups usually ranged in size from 100-150, and at any given coffee, you might come across families in bermuda shorts, bankers in pinstripes or college football players. over the years, kay has hosted about 50,000 people in her office through these coffees, but her attention to constituent service goes well beyond that. back home, she is one of the few politicians in texas who has actually visited all 254 counties, some of which are home to more catt
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 359, the nays are 35. the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 359, the nays are 36 with one member voting present. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. vote vote -- the unfinned -- -- the unfinished business is the vote on the amendment to the bill on which the yeas and nays were ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 3683, an act to provide for a comprehensive strategy to counter iran's growing hostile presence, an activity in the western hemisphere and for other purposes. senate amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and concur in the senate amendment. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 3:00am PST
serving senator in u.s. history, democrat senator inouye died from respiratory complications. president obama praised him calling inoue a true american hero. his staff says his final word was aloha. he was 88 years old. a great, as the president said, great american hero. the charleston post, south carolina governor, nikki haley, selects republican tim scott to replace out-going jim demint. the tea party will be switching and will become the first african-american senator ever from south carolina. >> "boston globe," taking new steps to speed up your check-in this holiday season. the elderly members of the military and other travelers deemed low risk will now be able to keep their shoes, jackets and belts on. the tsa has also expanded its pre-check trusted traveler program to 35 airports. >> those trusted travelers, t.j. >> and a look with "politico" playbook, jim vandyheim. >> there was some movement on the fiscal cliff talks. >> yes. i would say substantial movement where you can see the contours of a deal that can get done potentially pretty quick where the president is willing to say
FOX News
Dec 18, 2012 10:00am PST
'll talk about it right after the break. >>> a u.s. veteran now being held in a notorious mexican prison chained to his bed. his parents join me live about the fight to free their son. >> i was shattered, i was just shattered. he looked so hopeless. as a mother to see your child look like that and not being able to help him is just, it feels obscene megyn: we are getting new information on the capture of richard engel from nbc news. he's describing how the rebels kept him and his team tide and beat up. they made them choose which one would be shot first and then held mock shootings. we'll ha this in a live report in moment. the president's healthcare overhail was based on a critical net work of state exchanges. an online site that would help you figure out what plan you might be available for and how much it would cost you. all that takes bodies and resources. the states were supposed to do it. but the majority of state are saying they are not going to do it or at a minimum they want to partner with the federal government to do it. so there is a lot more work here for uncle sam than they
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am PST
is very clear on this it's clear when he was a state senator, clear when he was a u.s. senator, it was clear also as president, and he was dealing kno as you well know with a myriad and he of issues and pushing hard and so making sure also that we had theto do e funding to do everything we d needed to do in the justice department. >> but the brady campaign i mean the first year gave obama campa an "f" and there is a report in the "new york times" on sunday after the aurora shooting that the justice department went to the white house, i know you educe weren't there then with ways to expand background checks and to go there was a decision not to go assign that far. not to assign blame but politically how hard is it to take on the in ra. to p >> having passed the brady bill assa and the assault ban, the last rea time we really had gun control it is very hard. that's why what you have to access focus on is criminal access and s the type of guns and make it a law enforcement issue. when i worked for president clinton we had all the police pol chiefs in d.c. and t
FOX
Dec 18, 2012 9:00am PST
like a lone wolf. that's cool. >>> a member of our u.s. military has a very special message for us. >> i'd like to say thank you to all of you who have sent me this awesome christmas stuff so that i can enjoy christmas in afghanistan just like you guys can back home. >> we believe this is dana anderson. it looks like she is in her bunk, maybe. she's serving in afghanistan, and she's saying, "thank you" to all of these people here's at home who have sent her christmas gifts, christmas presents. things to make her feel special, and she's incredibly thankful and wanted to say thank you. and she has something more for all of us. >> i decided by thanking you i'm going to sing a little christmas tune. >> she going to serenade us. she's going to sing "i'll be home for christmas." ♪ i'll be home for christmas you can count on me ♪ >> she's amazing. she has an incredible voice. >> what i really love is that she has christmas lights. i know how simple that may seem to some people, but her just having christmas lights and a hat has create add cozy atmosphere. >> we wish her a merry christ
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 4:00am EST
. here's what we know. u.s. marshals came to make an arrest here in one of these apartments on monday night. they had an altercation with the suspect inside of the apartment. he's barricaded himself inside that apartment. he's armed as you mentioned. there are no hostages and again, police, swat have gone door to door getting people out of the buildings. they are negotiating with him. but this entire area will be blocked off and people are out of their apartments at this hour. if we can come back live. i want to speak with julio. he's been sitting in his car for a couple of hours. you live in this apartment complex. what were you told when you came home from work a couple hours ago? >> i was told -- i asked them, can i go down and i asked them what happened. they told me i wasn't allowed to get that information. they told me to park down there and wait. i said can i walk to my apen
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 7:00am EST
, very clear on this. it's clear when he was a state senator, it was clear when he was also a u.s. senator. it was clear also as a president, and he was dealing as you well know with a myriad of issues. and he was pushing very hard and making sure also that we had the funding to do everything we needed to do justice department. >> the brady campaign in the first year gave obama an "f." an "f." there was a reported in "the new york times" on sunday that after the aurora shooting -- i know you weren't at the white house then, but that the justice department went to the white house with ways to expand the background check system in order to reduce the risk of guns falling in the hands of mentally ill people. and there was a decision made not to go that far. what i guess i'm trying to ask, not assign blame, but politically, how hard is it to take on the nra? >> first of all, having fought to pass the brady bill and the assault weapon ban, the last time we really had gun control, it is very hard. that's why what you have to focus on is criminal access and the type of guns and make it a
FOX News
Dec 18, 2012 2:00pm PST
is languishing in one of the most dangerous prisons in mexico on trumped up charges. so why isn't the u.s. government stepping in eric has that story up next. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] campbell's green bean casserole. it's amazing what soup can do share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. hurry in for a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. by showing you the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and if we overcame that or if we can overcome that... we can overcome anything. [ sniffles ] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> eric: welcome back. now to a story we had been all over had we not been busy covering the tragic connecticut massacre. marine hammer held behind bars in a mexican jail for four months. he and a buddy were headed to mexico to hunt and fish. they brought a gun with him in a r.v. and hammer was told by the agent to declare the
MSNBC
Dec 18, 2012 3:00pm PST
's the state's former attorney general as well as a former prosecutor and u.s. attorney. senator, thanks for being here tonight. >> thank you so much. >> are you confident that democrats will be able to pass meaningful gun legislation? >> i am never confident of anything when it comes to the united states congress or i should say overconfident. but i am confident that we're going to fight for it. because we are at a critical turning point. there is a kind of tectonic movement politically. the ground is shifting on this issue of gun violence protection. this president spoke very eloquently about it at the vigil sunday night. and my colleagues actually have been revisiting their past positions. and i'm confident that we are in a different era when it comes to gun violence prevention. and we've got a real chance of banning assault weapons, stopping high-capacity magazines or clips. mental health intervention, all kinds of measures like that one. >> right. but on top of that and when we see the horrific scenes that has happened in your state and those that have been impacted in a rail way, y
FOX
Dec 17, 2012 10:00pm EST
with the replacement of a retiring u.s. senator. >> and later the red hot redskins are in first place in the nfc east. so when will rg3 return? the playoff push is coming up. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> hawaii senator daniel inouye has passed away. the world war ii vet and medal of honor recipient died from respiratory complications. inouye's wife and son were by his side at the walter reed military center. he was a public servant for nearly eight decades running for the senate in 1962 serving nine terms. >>> south carolina governor nikki haley is appointing congressman tim scott to fill the seat of jim dem
CNN
Dec 18, 2012 1:00pm PST
. >>> the average price of regular self-serve gasoline in the u.s. is now $3.24. the price has fallen every day for almost a month and it could fall to levels not seen in two years. analysts credit in part the better economy and continued high unemployment. wolf? >> lisa, thank you. >>> two more families here in connecticut burying their children. their funerals and their stories. that's ahead. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immediate medical help if your breathing suddenly worsens, your throat or tongue swells, you get hives, vision changes or eye pain, or problems pas
CNN
Dec 18, 2012 9:00am PST
regulations. just watch. >> what happened in newtown, connecticut, has put the spotlight on gun laws in the u.s. government dannel malloy says with his state's tough gun regulations it's not enough. >> in the absence of a federal framework in which we limit the explosive nature of the weapons and ammunition that's used, no state would ever be safe based on simply its own laws. that's why the brady bill, that's why the assault weapons ban, was so very important. >> reporter: the only federal ban on assault rifles became law in 1994 but expired in 2004. connecticut still has a similar law on its books banning assault rifles but that law didn't apply to the bushmaster ar-15 rifle adam lanza used during his shooting rampage. the state's gun law would have been baned the 30 round magazine lanza used. >> as everyones aware from the traj doif la tragedy 0 last friday, magazine is legal and you don't need a background state to get those types of military-style weapons. >> reporter: robin thomas says federal laws are minimal, at best. according to the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms the u.s. gov
FOX Business
Dec 18, 2012 9:20am EST
-- before that. >> and he went back after years and moved his-- he came back to the u.s. with his family and he's he not the only one, and the three wealthiest men in f out and these guys, now, they have he' left and they are their moving out wasn't seen as such heroic move. i think it was a lot of, kind, teeth grinding. so i think that depardieu, who whom this revolt is going to happen. i hope so so for france's sake. stuart: there's an argument in america at the moment raising the tax rate on upper income people and the argument, does it actually bringgin more money. what about france? they've got a much higher tax rate. 75%, is it going to bring in all of the money they thought it would go going to bring in? >> no, it's never going to. in fact, because people like gerard depardieu are productive and make the most money are going to, the idea that you start taxing like crazy people they're going to actually just give you their money, not budge, not change anything, is actually-- >> do you think that france will ever accept much less of a welfare state, real serious cuts in their entitl
KRON
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
the account deficit which shrank. what is a copit? >> it tells you how business is doing in the u. s market. it came in at a very low number might be you are spending money on guests and american goods. americans are not really spending money on foreign goods as well. typically people are red white and blue which is a great thing. i is a and a lack of market activity in the international market. >> also we want to talk fiscal cliff because that made headlines. dss to press made alert a couple minutes ago saying john maynarthey are there it looks like there is a shift. >> the numbers came down to less tax people more who made over a million dollars. that came down and said let's tax people who make over 400,000 which went up from 250,000. it is nice to see that both president obama and banner are working together. obama is revised plan would raise about 1.2 trillion dollars down the road. it is not as much money as you would think. the tennessee republican said the deal is not even close. this is just framework at best. >> you said you didn't think there was a deal possible. as a landscape c
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 8:00pm EST
as the third longest serving member of the u.s. senate in our nation's history. he served as a defender of the people of this country, championing historic charges forceable rights, equal rights for asian americans, african americans, and native hawaiians. it is an incredible understatement to call him an institution. this chamber will never be the same without him. i remember in our childhood in hawaii, hawaii is a diversified place. where i lived, there were many japanese families that live around us. there were many nights i spent sleeping in the homes of japanese families. eating their food, sleeping on the floor. i was really brought up with the japanese families. when the war broke out, i couldn't understand what was happening. there were families that were removed from the community and at that time,but they pursued iy wanted to serve this country as well. this is why in my time in congress, i did focus on trying to help the japanese americans in this country and asians in this country. and to help them achieve what they really aren't. i remember seeking the medal of honor for th
FOX News
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm PST
underway. >>jonathan: the chemical weapons are a major concern for u.s. officials and the state department spokeswoman said that, saying they could fall in the hands of the rebels and they could use them. what do we do about the chemical weapons? >>guest: i am sure that the pentagon is now reviewing all of the contingency operations on the board, so to speak. this is one of the real dangers we have. if the rebels take over, then what? who are among the rebels? al qaeda elements in there? securing those places will be very important. it will take a lot of intelligence analysis. we will have to share that information certainly with the israels, the russians will be very much concerned about it. all countries should be concerned about should the chemical or biological agents end up in the hands of terrorist groups. we are ought at risk. >>jonathan: for skeptical americans, how do we trust what we are told by our own officials? >>guest: well, the bar of skepticism is pretty high for most members. i can tell you, way back in the 80's when i served on the intelligence committee in the senate, i
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 2:05am EST
glass for a nice chardonnay. this is a u.s. small company that's given over $1 million to charity. >> a little company doing big, big good. >> really, really good things. >> i love it. these are gorgeous too. >> this is yankee candle that was started by a 17-year-old boy who melted his crayons for his monday. >> michael kitridge is one of my dearest friends. it's a true story. he now owns cringele candle. go ahead. >> i'm learning from you. we have a beautiful collection, and they're known for their apothacary jars with the big label, but they are design-minded, and they have a clean selection. $5 flat rate shipping right now. 20% off their living by candlelight collection. >> moving on. >> and then orrin audio. this was "time magazine" 50 best invention. they have an amazing special. the rocket is an orange thing that you clip on to a lampshade or cookie sheet or a guitar, and it will turn it into a speaker. custom headphones. you design them. these are called design ears. >> they took a shot. >> picture there of hoda. >> we're running out of time. can you move on? just want to g
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 1:40am PST
in italy. he became the first japanese american in congress and served 50 years in the u.s. senate. his death was announced by harry reid. >> the kindness that he has shown me for me time here in the senate has been something i will cherish always. a man who has lived and breathed the senate. he was that patriot. >> very kind words. president obama also a native of hawaii tweeted aloha yesterday. he died yesterday at 88 years old. >>> there is progress in talks on the fiscal cliff, but major sticking points still remain with just two weeks to go. a top republican says there is disagreement over spending cuts versus new taxes and until that could be worked out, there won't be any talks about the specific details. and wall street closed higher over signs of the talks. the dow jones rose 100 points for its biggest gain of the month. early markets overseas also higher because of capitol hill optimism. and a bounce back in china's economy. >>> a holiday miracle for drivers as plunging gas prices hit their lowest point of the year. aaa reports the price of gas fell more than nine cents a gall
CSPAN
Dec 18, 2012 1:00pm EST
bill in over 60 years and most substantial reform of u.s. patent law since the 1836 patent act. the lay lee-smith a.i.a. re-establishes the united states patent system as a global standard. over the past year the patent office has worked diligently to implement the provisions of the act to ensure the bill realizes its full potential to promote innovation and create jobs. the bill that we consider today includes several technical corrections and improvements that ensure that the implementation of the bill can proceed efficiently and effectively. the bill is supported by all sectors of our economy from across the united states, including manufacturers, university, technology, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies and innovators. i have also received letters in support from the coalition for 21st century patent reform which represents manufacturers, pharmaceutical, technology, defense companies, and universities. the innovation alliance which represents high-tech companies and license sure, and the b.s.a., the software alliance which represents a range of high technology and software compa
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